June 9– The American Flag is proudly displayed in Hardin County year round, but this Saturday is special – an early celebration of Flag Day, which officially falls on June 14, but will be recognized locally on June 11.
“Raise the Flag,” a local group organized 12 years ago by Pickwick resident Faye Trim, has been helping to showcase American flags across Pickwick Dam and throughout Savannah and Counce for many years.
“We have 240 total flags out there,” said Trim. “It takes a team to get them all hung.”
Flags are installed on poles with the help from volunteers at Pickwick Electric and Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative and assistance from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department.
Raising the flag Saturday gives families the opportunity to honor the symbol of American freedom.
Communities throughout Hardin County are hosting individual flag raising events in conjunction with Hardin County Fire Station open house celebrations at 10 a.m.